strengthens ties with international community
13 Feast Day
Saint Brother Benilde Romançon
Romançon was born in the small village of Thuret,
near Clermont, France, on June 14, 1805. When he joined
the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools,
he was given the name Brother Benilde and was assigned
to teach children in the primary grades. This was to be
his sole task throughout his career as a Brother.
St. Brother Benilde took special pride in teaching catechism.
He was noted for his spirit of prayer and charity, and
he also distinguished himself by showing great wisdom
in leading his confreres and counseling both students
and their parents in Christian living. At Saugues, where
he lived for 21 years, he had the joy of aiding in the
development of numerous religious vocations. He died in
Saugues, France on August 13, 1862. He was beatified on
April 4, 1958, and canonized on October 28, 1967. (from
a Center of Excellence in various fields of engineering, the
De La Salle University-Manila was nominated by the Commission
of Higher Education to join the recently held action plan
workshop organized by the ASEAN University Network/Southeast
Asian Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net).
The international meet was held from August 1 to 3 at M. Gaerlan
Conservatory and the International Center of the DLSU-College
of St. Benilde.
To reinvigorate the industrial sector of the ASEAN, AUN/SEED-Net
envisions to enhance economic stability through engineering
human resource development. The network’s purpose is to see
the research and educational capacities of member institutions
improved through the active exchange of resource among its
to the workshop, the College of Engineering of DLSU-M was
asked by an AUN/SEED-Net study team to submit information
regarding its academic programs, faculty roster, student composition,
facilities and equipment, and infrastructure. Observations
made by the study team based on the material submitted and
the ocular inspections done were mostly positive. It was also
noted that the COE faculty encourages critical thinking among
the students, which fortifies the formulation of researches
and studies. The COE faculty was commended for the use of
bilingualism in its academic programs. The study team also
saw that the University values the welfare of both the students
and faculty by making its campus conducive for study.
As one of the leading universities in the region that has
a sound engineering curriculum and facilities to boot, the
AUN/SEED-Net encouraged DLSU-M to open its doors wider to
international students, particularly those from Vietnam, Laos,
and Cambodia, who wish to obtain graduate degrees in engineering.
AUN/SEED-Net also posed a challenge to the University to develop
a digitized engineering training program for member institutions,
as a response to the industry’s needs. In return, more collaborative
research projects will be made available among member institutions.
More study grants from Japanese and Singaporean universities
will also be offered to COE faculty to strengthen its roster
of PhD holders.
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